The Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) is an item of United States federal election law signed into law on October 29, 2002 by President Bush. Under HAVA, a new federal voter registration form was created. HAVA guarantees the ability of individuals to cast a provisional ballot and have the validity of their registration checked later if they do not appear on voter registration rolls.
The law encourages states to replace punch card and lever voting machines and requires:
Florida Department of State
View a PDF copy of the HAVA Bill